Support Us

Our membership consists of a diverse cross-section of the community, not just from South East Wales, but also from all over the U.K., and some even from mainland Europe. Contrary to common belief joining a canal Trust does not mean that you will be expected to undertake duties as a volunteer “navvy”, although if you fancy spending your time knee deep in mud then it can be arranged.

Come to our Events

Fourteen Locks Folk Festival
Fourteen Locks Folk Festival

Even if you don’t wish to become a member you can support us by coming along to one of the events that we normally organise throughout the year, and especially in the summer months. Our annual Duck Race in Llangynidr is always a popular occasion.

Look at our MBACT Events page for what’s coming up.

Become a member

We need more members in order to have a louder voice when campaigning for more resources for the canals maintenance and restoration. By becoming a Member of the Trust you will be helping us to ensure that the canal is cherished and restored for the enjoyment and benefit of the local community. You will find information about us on our About Us page. As a Member you will receive free of charge a copy of our newsletter Canal Connections.

By joining us and committing to our modest annual membership fee you will be actively supporting our quest to restore the canal to its former glory. Please help us and register your support for our project by joining us today!

View and Amend Your Existing Membership Details

If you are already a member of the Trust and have supplied us with your current email address, you can view, or amend your existing membership details and pay your Membership Fee using PayPal or a Credit Card via our MBACT existing members portal.

You can also contact our Membership Officer at with any membership queries.

How to Join Us

You can join online by clicking on the button below which will take you to our membership page. It will only take a you a few minutes to complete the online form.

Our preferred method of payment is by PayPal or Credit Card which is available during the online application process.

However, if you prefer, once you have registered your details into our membership system you can send us a cheque, or fill out and return the downloadable Bank Standing Order Mandate found at the bottom of the membership page. You can also pick one up at the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre. Once completed it should be returned to the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre, Cwm Lane, Newport, NP10 9GN.

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Volunteer with us

Volunteers at work
Volunteers at work

Our Trust only exists and functions because of the dedication of our volunteers. We welcome offers of assistance whether it be to work on the canals cleaning up rubbish, organising events, undertaking administrative work, helping to run our Community Trip Boats or assisting in looking after our Fourteen Locks Canal Information Centre in Newport. There are a whole host of roles that we need help with. If you can spare some time, please contact us using our Volunteer Contact form, you will find us a very friendly and welcoming group of canal enthusiasts.

You can find details of a range of our current opportunities on our volunteering page.

Make a donation

The Trust relies on Membership fees, the proceeds from charity events, grants and donations in order to function. If you wish to see the canal protected improved and restored a donation can help make our vision a reality. Please support us by making a donation. You can donate online by clicking on the Donate button below. We use PayPal to process donations but you don’t need to have a PayPal account to donate. The Donate button will allow you to donate using your Debit or Credit card, or by PayPal if you have a PayPal account. Alternatively you can donate by sending a cheque to our Fourteen Locks Canal Centre. Or why not call in and have a chat with our friendly team in the Centre.

You can also get in touch with us via our Contact Us page.

Share your love of the waterways with future generations

A gift in your Will is a legacy that lasts beyond your lifetime – helping us to protect the waterway you love for years to come.

Since 1984, we have fought for the restoration and improvement of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. We want to see a future where our superb local canal is fully restored to full navigation and is protected and improved for the enjoyment and benefit of all. Gifts in Wills, both small and large, can make a make a significant impact.

There are a number of ways to leave a gift in your Will – you can leave a share of your estate of as little as 1%, a cash sum or a specific item – your solicitor can help you decide which might be most appropriate.

Contact your Will writer or solicitor to add the Monmouthshire, Brecon & Abergavenny Canals Trust, charity – No. 515879, to your Will.

If you’re interested in finding out more about leaving a gift in your Will, please contact us.